Aminothiol receptors for decorporation of intravenously administered (60)Co in the rat.

Published: Dec, 2010 in the Health Physics Society Journal

Oral Liposomal glutathione almost as effective in removing Co60 (cobalt 60, used in x-rays + more) from liver as intravenous GSH, while plain GSH given orally showed no effect.

Liposomal encapsulation was found to markedly enhance the oral bioavailability of GSH compared to non-formulated GSH. The oral administration of liposomal GSH reduced (60)Co levels in nearly all tissues by 12-43% compared to that observed for non-formulated GSH. Efficacy of oral Cys was only slightly reduced in comparison with intravenous Cys.

PMID: 19959951